Higher education institutions increase nursing degree apprenticeships
The number of people set to embark on nursing degree apprenticeships this year has increased since last September’s slow start
The government aims to eventually have around 1,000 apprentices in training per year to become nurses, but when the scheme was first launched last autumn just 30 people started a course at Anglia Ruskin University.
Since then, ten more higher education institutions have had three or four-year nurse degree apprenticeships approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Backed by Jeremy Hunt
During the Chief Nursing Officer for England’ Summit in Liverpool, the health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt championed the route into nursing for those who wish to ‘earn while they learn’.
New research out today has shown NHS trusts seem to be embracing apprenticeships...
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